Chambers and Partners boost for Thrings lawyers

Firm praised by world-renowned legal guide.

Thrings’ Agriculture and Family teams have been awarded the highest possible ranking by Chambers and Partners.

The firm’s Agriculture & Rural Affairs teams in both Somerset and Southampton and surrounds, as well as the Family team in Swindon and surrounds, have all been given Band 1 status by the world-renowned legal guide.

One source calls the Family team “a pleasure to work with”, adding “they are a pragmatic firm [who] care about their clients but don't give them unrealistic expectations. Their client management is really good”.

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs team is recognised for its “high-quality client care, approach and legal skills", describing it as "an excellent practice, with large clients and some of the best work going around”.

The guide - which was published on 21 October – also sees partners Neil Barbour (Agriculture; Somerset), Mark Charter (Agriculture; Southampton and surrounds), Mark Cullingford (Restructuring and Insolvency; South West), John Davies (Corporate; Thames Valley) and Fiona Kellow (Family; Swindon and surrounds) retain their top-tier status.

The “approachable, efficient, pragmatic and sensible” Robert Barnes (Real Estate; South West) is named as an ‘Up-and-Coming’ alongside fellow partner Ros Trotman (Planning; South West), who is praised for having “a tremendous depth of knowledge coupled with a tactical nous”.

Meanwhile the “extremely able” Kate Barber (Family/Matrimonial; Southampton and surrounds) is listed as an ‘Associate to watch’. “One of the things which stands out for me is how calm and collected she is,” says one client, adding, “she has a persuasive way of working with clients. She is very empathetic to the clients' needs but also firm when required”.

Lawyers from Thrings’ Construction, Corporate/M&A (Lower Mid-Market), Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Planning, Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation teams are also ranked in this year’s guide.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, said: “We are absolutely delighted with another set of strong rankings in this year’s Chambers and Partners guide. These independently reviewed results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our

lawyers in their specialist areas. Many congratulations to all the teams and individuals who have been ranked.”

The listings in Chambers and Partners - recognised as a leading source of legal market intelligence for more than 30 years – come hot on the heels of Thrings’ recent endorsement by the 2022 edition of Legal 500.

Click here to read more about Thrings’ rankings in this year’s Chambers and Partners legal directory.

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